When Technology & Heavy Things Collide
“Japanese Robot Could Replace Your Moving Company” reads the headline touting the latest droids to come out of the University of Tokyo’s JSK Laboratory.
Wow. Have we finally met our moving industry match? Are we going to have to start calling ourselves HireAHumanoid? A little research tells us…no. Continue reading
Why One Swedish Town is Telling Everyone to Pack Up
When it comes to big moving jobs it looks like Sweden has just taken the cake. While other towns move libraries or schools, whole houses and even whole lighthouses, the mining town of Kiruna, round about a hundred miles inside the Arctic Circle, is simply moving itself.
To HireAHelper Move Helpers: Paying Tribute to Our Founding Fathers
Crazy Tuesday (the Tuesday after Memorial Day) ushers in the moving industry’s officially crazy season. With that you’ll likely be way too busy taking care of today and tomorrow to think about yesterday and yesteryear and everything that happened to bring us all to this point in moving history.
That’s okay. We’ve got some historical highlights to make us all appreciate how good we have it now. Seriously. Really. We don’t have to scour the land for fuel. We don’t need a protective convoy. In the grand scheme of things, despite all the paperwork and all the headaches and all the sneaky folks running around, we are living in the Golden Age of Moving.
Now that, my friends, is crazy. Continue reading
While Some Write Letters and Others Fight Regulations, HireAHelper Keeps Rolling
One situation involves corporate movers in New York City, the other involves guys in pickups moving furniture in Austin, Texas. One is a product of the traditional stance of the labor unions, the other is a child of the shared-economy and a smartphone app. One issue is political, the other governmental.
In both cases, the entrenched are losing business to the newcomers. Continue reading
You may have heard the story that’s been going around: A cat gets packed in a box and, after 36 days, arrives in its new home to the delight – and horror – of its owners.
That’s right. A cat packed away by movers in Suffolk, Virginia survives more than a month without food or water – in a cardboard box on a truck, in a container on a ship, and then on another truck, across the country and the ocean all the way to Hawaii.